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The Man in the Chequered Skiing Jacket

The Man in the Chequered Skiing Jacket

Did she or didn't she? ...
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Fog

Fog

A sailor writing about a soldier ...
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Alphabet in trouble

Alphabet in trouble

a sudden decision ...
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Latest Poetry

Trilobite

Trilobite

small poem ...
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Hot Work

Hot Work

Of course it's no longer summer but I'll cling on to it for a little longer yet.  Just a little ...
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Fete Patronale

Fete Patronale

A French Limerick, if there can be such a thing ...
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Apple Tree.

Apple Tree.

Part of the Priory Cottage series ...
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half a lifetime ago

half a lifetime ago

half a lifetime ago   half a lifetime ago I found god or god found me unexpectedly   my wife despised ...
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hugging Lauren at WOMAD (1990)

hugging Lauren at WOMAD (1990)

I've spent the lock-down rewriting and severely editing works, many (most) have appeared here - they are all much shorter ...
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A Virtual Travel

A Virtual Travel

Seeing the world through nursery rhymes ...
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The Glacier Bird

The Glacier Bird

The Diuca finch builds its nest inside glaciers ...
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To Be or Not To Be a Poet

To Be or Not To Be a Poet

That is the question ...
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Latest Non-Fiction

SOVIET HOSPITALITY

SOVIET HOSPITALITY

This is my diary for the 5 weeks I was staying with friends in Ufa at the edge of the ...
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Il Capitano

Il Capitano

An armchair traveller ...
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EN ROUTE BY TRAIN TO UFA

EN ROUTE BY TRAIN TO UFA

Part 2 after Setting Off For The Soviet Union in 1970 ...
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I Don't Much Like The Rain

I Don’t Much Like The Rain

This is a rewrite of something I first penned in 2004.  Mind you, the core of it might be the ...

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Three Ships

Three Ships

Flash fiction - 400 words ...
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Only a Question Mark

Only a Question Mark

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From the UKArchives

THE BEGGAR'S DREAM

THE BEGGAR’S DREAM

Intro: up to 50 words (delete this text and enter your own) ...
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Wish I Were A Poet

Wish I Were A Poet

This is a revised version of a poem written in  about 2004 when I was a new member of UKA. I guess I’ve learned a little since then, but still  I often struggle ...
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The Illusionist

The Illusionist

It's knowing when to get out ...
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